I’m shocked they haven’t gone after the AA MD-83’s that were the last off the line too. Not sure about AA, but DL was still sending their MD-88s through heavy maintenance until a year or so ago. That is why you saw ship numbers in the teens still actively flying until the end and some of the newest...Jump to post
http://i2.wp.com/www.evilmilk.com/pictures/Big_Boys.jpg From: http://i2.wp.com/www.evilmilk.com/pictures/Big_Boys.jpg Need a building put up in St. Louis? Call Big Boy's Steel Erection, Inc. http://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/best-name-for-an-erection-company/BestOf?oid=2508463Jump to post
A 1985 schedule shows three flights at TOL. A 727-200 to CLE and 727-100 and -200 service to STL. Looks like the CLE flight turned back to TOL and overnighted there. Page 7 in the Skyliner: http://digital.shsmo.org/digital/collection/twa/id/8230 (lots of unusual L1011 flights in that schedule)Jump to post
While there’s many videos of recent reprints, what was the practice or process of doing this a long time ago? I'm pretty sure using a razor or similar sharp metallic tool with reckless abandon and scribing every square inch of skin was SOP. You can see in the KLM video they just poured the paint st...Jump to post
I'm guessing they paint the blue patch with "American" in it first because blue is a horrible colour for hiding. It's easier to paint white over blue than visa versa. It also saves time. A few years ago, they changed the way that they paint fuselages. They used to paint the main fuselage ...Jump to post
FLALEFTY wrote:Here's the last B772ER built (only 7.7 years old!):
https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... nes/3v8l44
And one more yesterday, 972. And a fifth one now, N969DL was sold to USA Jet on March 12. They're not for parts, they're being converted to freighters, to replace the DC-9 fleet they currently operate. More here: http://www.freightwaves.com/news/why-are-iconic-md-80-jets-being-converted-to-freighte...Jump to post
Appears to be located at the west end of the South Ramp. Across from the Horizon Air hangar: 7759 NE Mary Olson Way https://www.google.com/maps/place/NE+Mary+Olson+Way,+Portland,+ORemail@example.com,-122.6012494,783m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x5495a69d423e347f:0x5696a96a9c60f51!8m2!3d45.5820766!4d-...Jump to post
More info on the explosion: http://beforesandafters.com/2019/06/07/look-closely-and-you-can-see-the-cable-pulling-the-speed-bus-towards-the-plane-before-it-explodes/ The livery was NOT digital, I knew someone who worked up in the tower at MHV and he had a few pictures that he showed us in class. You...Jump to post
Could they do digital in 1992 when they were shooting that? I guess they must have used digital editing for the fuselage. But it is still striking to me that they would think to cover up the organ pipe suppressors - as if they audience would have been like, "wait, is that a JT3C-6 powered bird...Jump to post
I think it might have been a "frankenstein" plane made up out of several others. According to this photo the vertical stabilizer is from N198CA. This tail started life on TWA N734TW. However, the fuselage shows 4X-JYZ. This means the fuselage started as TWA N736TW. https://www.airliners.n...Jump to post
Trailer clip, aircraft appears at 6 sec mark. Frezze frame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8piqd2BWeGI Nice find - the 707 exploding is at about 2:08. Bizarrely it looks like the took the organ pipe suppressors off the engines put KC-135A exhausts on the engines. Trying to figure out why they would...Jump to post
Yes, the USAF bought many used 707s in the 1980s/1990s to source spares for the KC135 program. There must have been plenty of frames available. The USAF would not have bought this one, it was a non-fan -131 (ex TWA). The Air Force used the vertical fins, fan engines and pylons to upgrade the J57 po...Jump to post
The 707 is a true long range airplane with the wings to match. Cargo compartments are taller in a 707. Galley floor plans are larger in a 707. Both 707-320B and 737-800s are limited to 189 pax each. Do not confuse them as both being similarly sized airplanes. Compare wing size with a 767: 4730973 Co...Jump to post
While it isn't about flying per se, "Sunday In New York" has quite a few airport scenes and one of the main characters in it is a pilot. MOST of the movie is available here (and yes, LAX stands in for IDL/Idlewild Airport...not yet JFK because the movie was released in 1963.) https://www....Jump to post
A couple of made for TV movies about Eastern 401 (N310EA): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077610/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077377/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_118 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ImWH3HlCUY4/SblqtQN1imI/AAAAAAAAAFM/EQLJaJZ59nQ/s1600/HPIM6291.JPG From: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ImWH3HlCUY4/SblqtQN1i...Jump to post
The most accurate airline movie made was probably “The Pilot” starring Cliff Robertson. Good luck finding it.
tomaheath wrote:I’m not a mopar person but those 4 litters are awesome engines.
As such, the rush was for longhaul and ultra-longhaul equipment, and DL was severely behind its competitors; due to the well-discussed issues with DALPA that led to their 777s being nothing but LGW+CDG shuttles during their first 5yrs of service. It also led to them halting their 777 acquisition at...Jump to post
the flying experience is something uniqe to each and every one. 732s were extremely noisy behind the wing. much louder than 707s. 727 even in the rear were less loud. while the cfm made a more thunder like sou d k the cabin, the pratts especially on the 707 had a very humming character to them... d...Jump to post
Antarius wrote:Oh pray tell, what was this deadly flaw?
I love how some people on a.net just assume airlines are total morons and buy 10,000+ airframes with deadly flaws.
Cubana's 39 - Its 707 order never became reality due to the Cuban Revolution. I believe those airplanes went to Western. Did they take Western’s customer codes? No, they were 707-139s. One was used in the filming of “The Delta Force.” http://www.impdb.org/images/a/a2/Deltaforce15.jpg From: http://w...Jump to post
It's actually "Regal Imperial" service. The Delta Museum has it wrong. The poster is correct.
There are a couple of photos here:
You may be a fan of the 757, but I FLY the 757 and the discoloration is caused by crud being kicked up by the nosewheels. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/8/8/6028883.jpg?v=v4b7cf24e319 https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/1/5/6263519.jpg?v=v41eeaf0f7f0 Or a cargo door s...Jump to post
Take it row 80 was an later on addition? And instead of sliding all the numbers down they just added it in randomly? https://i.postimg.cc/vgDLyVTB/TWA-747-Seating.jpg Makes me wonder if row 80 was used as F/A rest seats on longer range flights. It is possible that this row took the place of the sta...Jump to post
I seem to remember UPS doing a lot of Mexico flights for package tour operators on the weekends. They only used former 727QCs to fly passenger flights. I suppose certification was easier since the airplanes once held a passenger interior even though it was ripped out and disposed of 15+ years earlie...Jump to post
Planetags Has a presale going for tags off a TWA 741. Fair warning though...they aren't cheap!
What a FASCINATING thread! Now THIS is the kind of thread I joined Airliners for! Superb. I love this thread. So much good info! Isn’t it about time for this thread to get moved to travel, polls and prefs? Also just some follow-up on where these airplanes went. As other posters said, the -351B comb...Jump to post
It's interesting to look at those overhead bins (hat holders?) in the context of what people carry on board today. :shock: The hat racks were limited to pillows, blankets and other light items. I remember the F/As were pretty strict about no hand luggage up there. Plus, checking bags was free in th...Jump to post
Here is a photo of a DL 747 being scrapped. Y seats are removed, but the J class flat beds are still in place.
I am an addict I think that place is amazing. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem! I think In and Out is wildly overrated. If not for The Big Lebowski it wouldn't have nearly the following that it does. It's not bad, but it's also not anywhere near the best. In N Out has good...Jump to post
Also, the ceiling is much different than a standard 707. Anyone have a picture of a Cathay 707-351B in first class?
diesel1 wrote:Winky's Fish
Full story on this one @ http://www.aussieairliners.org/l-1049/n ... 4247k.html
A little digging on the Northwest Airlines History Center found this - it was listed as showing the cabin of a 720B, but it seems to be consistent with the odd ball -351B forward layout? For once a picture that is not a mock-up. I counted around 16 windows from the bulkhead to the end of the cargo ...Jump to post
This photo shows the divider wall and the window plugs: http://www.airlinercafe.com/aviation_articles/707_guide/image049.jpg As I recall the girls had a small galley in the forward right section at the 1R service door and their seats were sideways and opposite the cargo compartment. Access to the ca...Jump to post
Northwest had the oddball -351Bs with a cargo door (N351US-N355US). Only the front left side of the a/c held the cargo. You can differentiate these planes from the -351Cs as they do not have the “hat rack” exit doors aft of the wing. More info about it here (bottom of page): https://www.airlinercafe...Jump to post